Francis Quarles Quotes

30 Francis Quarles quotes:

"Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. and honor the reward of action."
"Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury."
"Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester."
"Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains."
"I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing."
"Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived."
"Wickedness is its own punishment."
"It is the lot of man but once to die."
"He that hath no cross deserves no crown."
"Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor."
"And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses."
"The sufficiency of merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient."
"Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue."
"That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end."
"Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise."
"Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger."
"The heart is a small thing, but desireth great matters. It is not sufficient for a kite's dinner, yet the whole world is not sufficient for it."
"Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word ''satiety.''"
"Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest."
"My mind's my kingdom."

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